Santini Bar & Grill 2019 Winner
When Santini opened, we wrote at the time, that it was “a rock star, larger-than-life, a little show-offy, attention seeking and charismatic”. It won the WA Good Food Guide New Restaurant Of The Year award last year. Nothing has changed, except it just kept getting better.
Santini’s head chef is the talented Nic Wood, a West Australian who has returned home to steer the Santini project from the other side of the pass. His menu, in fact the very concept of Santini, was created by Wood and one of Australia’s most prominent restaurateurs, Robert Marchetti of Bondi Icebergs fame.
It is “casual luxe” – a beautiful dining room, cool bar, great interiors and furniture. The food too is casual luxe in the Italian style.
Bistecca Fiorentina, crusty, soft pizza, char-grilled meats and fish, a roster of great pasta dishes, salads and spectacular wine service, all add up to the most grown-up, fun restaurant experience in Perth. Santini is a well thought out, well-executed restaurant which delivers one of the finest in Perth.
Santini manages to be soigné, stylish and desirable – a place to be seen, if you will – and yet keeps it real.
A worthy restaurant of the year for 2019.